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Queering the internet: anonymous online spaces for LGBTQ+ people
The threat of persecution, violence, and judgement is why many queer people turn to anonymous online spaces to build community and relationships, seek support, and share their experiences.
‘The Balkans are Europe's Latin America in many beautiful ways,’ says Albanian writer
Cultural mediators between the Balkans and the Hispanic worlds are scarce. Elvi Sidheri is one of them. As an Albanian author and translator, he has traveled across countries and literary fields.
Twitter and Facebook have suspended accounts affiliated with the Cuban government
For the first time in Cuba, Twitter has also marked some accounts as "government-affiliated"
Cubans initiate new wave of protests over blackouts and hunger
Protests happen with "cacerolazos" and Cuban mothers playing a leading role.
The failed regional integration of the Summit of the Americas
"Just when it needs it most, the continent's integration collapses"
US-Cuba immigration talks, explained
Answers to questions to understand the changes made in the last month in U.S. policy toward Cuba.
Five independent journalists who have impacted Cuba
In a country with limited press freedom and restricted access to independent media, these five journalists have impacted Cuban media with their distinct and independent perspectives.
World Press Freedom Day in the Caribbean is a mixed bag
'The environment within which journalists in the Caribbean operate is becoming increasingly perilous.'
The media battle raging in Cuba over the Russia-Ukraine war
"Young people are a sector considered a high priority for the Cuban state in its ideological battle"
Is authorizing the passage of Cubans through Nicaragua a political tool?
As in previous circumstances, emigration has once again become an escape route from the nation's economic and political crisis.
Popular, yet banned, songs in Cuba
"Listening to the song for the first time was a discovery for me at a time when food was scarce in my house."
‘Neglect at home, profits abroad': Cuba's medical system
"The contradictions in the Cuban healthcare system have worsened with the pandemic. COVID-19 also enabled the government to relaunch its missions around the world."
‘My people, from above and afar': Havana in photos
The photos were influenced by the story of "a BEFORE and an AFTER."
Hope amid scarcity and fear: Cuba after July’s historic protests
"Cuba understood that it had the right to have rights."
LIVE on August 25 (in Spanish): How COVID-19 fueled the protests in Cuba, Guatemala and Colombia
From Cuba to Colombia to Guatemala—countries with very different political contexts—people have taken to streets in recent times to demand change. What do these countries have in common?
Cubans want more than just the lifting of the US blockade
"I dare to say that Cuba is facing the worst crisis in its history, becoming a humanitarian crisis similar to the one that Venezuela has gone through in recent years."
From Cuba, with VPN
“I realized what was happening and immediately thought that in a few minutes the internet service in Cuba, or at least in San Antonio de los Baños, would be interrupted.”
How I awoke from the lasting Cuban deception
"My awakening to the realization of the injustice caused by totalitarianism was a long and painful process."
Who is artist Luis Manuel Otero, symbol of the resistance and thorn in the side of the Cuban regime?
Events surrounding the life of Luis Manuel Otero unleashed an unprecedented international media campaign in his support, and have even influenced the course of relations between the U.S. and Cuba.
Cuban artists fight repression through song, social media and hunger strikes
Internet access is opening up the island to new forms of protest against a government that has long controlled the narrative.
My truth: The pain of being silenced in Cuba
"The '1984' book by George Orwell provides an understanding of the existing analogies with the oppressive Cuban society."